This year we once again open the doors for the second time to UK and European dancers for the UK Tango Festival and Dance World Cup Championship Preliminaries. The Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup is organized by a governmental agency –Tango Buenos Aires – since 2003.
Last year in Buenos Aires, 550.000 people enjoyed more than 200 free shows organised by this festival and 556 couples from 37 countries competed in the championship.
This is a local London Tango Community team effort: Carablanca Milonga, Corrientes Milonga, Etnia Milonga, Pavadita Milonga, The Light Milonga, Tango Garden Milonga, Tango Fandango, Tango Movement Schools, Tango with Brigitte, Tangofolly Website and a large group of tango teachers and tango enthusiasts)
Regional competitions are also held in a few other locations such as Tokyo, Beijing, San Francisco, Moscow, Rome, and Argentina’s neighbouring countries, to win a place in the semi-finals of the Dance World Cup to be held in August as part of the Buenos Aires Festival.
ABOUT TANGO ON THE ROAD (TOTR)
Tango on the Road is an organisation set up in the UK by a small group of people passionate about the preservation and promotion of Argentine Tango as a cultural art. TOTR seeks to bring Argentine Tango out of the shadows and introduce it to new communities, to promote it to a wider audience and celebrate it by welcoming newcomers to the world of tango.
To this aim, TOTR have organised several events:
– The Milonga at Terminal 5 Heathrow to celebrate the very first British Airways direct flight to Buenos Aires.
– Several tango shows at commercial fairs around London
– The open air Milonga at Borough Market
ABOUT THE BOROUGH MARKET MILONGA
As part of the TOTR initiative, last year (May 2014) we opened a free entry, open air milonga in the beautiful and historical Borough Market right in the heart of the City of London. The milonga was truly a celebration of Tango and we were overwhelmed by its success. This year we will run it again on the 30 May 2015. See the event below for more details.